CAA Chicago | Sunday Afternoon Visual Arts Showcase: “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

This event is hosted by the Columbia Alumni Association of Chicago and will take place virtually at 10am PDT/12pm CDT. Not in PDT or CDT? Check your time zone.

With our host Daniel Balsam, we investigate the unsolved mystery of Vermeer’s iconic masterpiece, “Girl with a Pearl Earring." Our detective work starts with a tour of the fantastical home where she has resided since 1903, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Our exclusive, private gallery tour of the Mauritshuis, and its spectacular collection of 17th century Dutch paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rubens and Brueghel is led by the museum’s senior docent, Anneloes Blok, and chief conservationist, Dr. Abbie Vandivere.  We’ll learn how to analyze and appreciate 17th century Dutch Golden Age art. And then, our sleuthing brings us to discover how microscopic, diagnostic imaging techniques revealed the identity of the mysterious girl in Vermeer’s most beloved painting.

Preparatory Packet: Registrants are emailed a packet of Preparatory Materials created by host Daniel Balsam.

Speakers: Ms. Anneloes Blok and Dr. Abbie Vandivere, senior docent and chief conservator and restorer, respectively, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Cost: $15 for matriculated Columbia University students, CAA members and their family members and guests. $25 non-members.

Register and Pay: Sunday Afternoon Visual Arts Showcase: “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

March 14, 2021 at 10:00am - 12pm

Online - Zoom


Daniel Balsam


$15.00 USD

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